Summer Art Journal



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is summer! Oh how I have always loved summer...the long days providing extra hours you always wish for during the school year. The daily grind disappears and your creativity has a chance to breathe, to take you to a place where daydreams appear. This summer I am encouraging the girls to tell their story through art. We are toting my “special markers” (my prismacolor markers I’ve had for at least 10 years...since my days as a graphic design student!) around town, along with a pad of bristol board (really nice, thick drawing paper) and we’re stopping to illustrate our experiences at every chance we get. I mention our materials, because while anything works – from napkins to notebook paper – I wanted the girls to have the feeling that this was something special. And a chance to experience “real” art supplies and what’s possible with really good paper. We hope to try out pastels and paints, too!

I plan to put them into a binder with this title page (you can download and print-up, too!) and make a summer art journal. Different than a photo album, more colorful than a writing journal (though you could do both!), and great for kids who are too young to write, it is a fun way to “see” Kansas City!

Our first stop was the Nelson-Atkins sculpture garden! We had a great visit, did Shuttlecock drawings, and then laid in the grass watching the clouds in the sky. The best part is that it was all free...even the dinosaur clouds in the sky! Enjoy!

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Lauren Goldman

Creativity & Inspiration for Busy Parents

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The Art Director of KC Parent's family of magazines, Lauren Goldman, feels lucky to have a super-fun job with the opportunity to be creative every single day. Besides the pages of the magazines, she is most proud of her two girls and her husband, Stuart, who also works for a magazine as an editor. A Kansas City native, Lauren loves visits with her girls to the library, can get lost in a fabric store and will sneak off to Lawrence for a stroll on Mass Street whenever possible.

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